Pulmonary Hypertension in Aortic Regurgitation

Pulmonary hypertension (PHT) is known to complicate left heart diseases (LHD) including left sided valvular pathologies such as aortic regurgitation (AR). Patients with significant AR have an increased risk of death, even if they do not have symptoms, so identifying variables which predict adverse outcomes is important. PHT is thought to develop in AR due to left ventricular volume overload which eventually leads to increases in left atrial pressure and the development of post-capillary PHT.
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Summary by Dr Seshika Ratwatte

Cardiovascular Nursing and Climate Change: a call to action from the CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Council

Published in Heart, Lung and Circulation, with summary by Prof Rochelle Wynne.

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Exertional breathlessness is one of the commonest symptoms leading to visits to a cardiologist.

Among the myriad of causes of breathlessness, pulmonary hypertension (PH) is important and frequently under-recognised.
Our latest article on this subject was led by Dr Pyi Naing FRACP, published in the Internal Medical Journal

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Prevalence and prognostic impact of tricuspid regurgitation in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices…

Published in International Journal of Cardiology, with summary by Sophie Offen.    

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The carbon footprint of hospital diagnostic imaging in Australia

Published in The Lancet, with summary by Dr Scott McAlister and Prof Alexandra Barratt.

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Outcomes of Thrombus Aspiration During Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Now available online at Internal Medicine Journal.
Summary by Kevin Rajakariar 15 June 2022.
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Cryoablation of Papillary Muscles at Surgery for Malignant Ventricular Arrhythmias Due to Mitral Valve Prolapse

Published in Heart Lung and Circulation, 10 June 2022 
Summary by Jitendra Vohra, Joseph B. Morton, John Morgan, James Tatoulis.
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Specialists keen for further cardio-oncology services and education

Published in Internal Medicine Journal, with summary by Prof Kazuaki Negishi, 24 April 2022
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Prediction of Pacemaker Requirements in Patients with Unexplained Syncope: the DROP Score

Xiaoman Xiao et al, Heart, Lung and Circulation
Summary by co-author Alex Voskoboinik,
31 March 2022
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IMPACT for Suspected ACS in ED: An Appropriate Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients too

Louise Cullen et al, published in Heart Lung and Circulation.  
Summary by Paul Bridgman, 23 March 2022.
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Heart attack awareness in Australian masters football players

Published by Internal Medicine Journal 15 March 2022.
Summary by Paul Bridgman.
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Statin side effects are largely nocebo

By Paul Bridgman, 22 February 2022
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